Introducing myself to someone usually goes the same way. I tell them my name is Sienke, 22 years old, and that I am studying industrial sciences in nuclear technology. When saying these last words all I see are thoughtful faces.
And I wonder why!
I am not really different than any other girl. My favorite colors are purple and pink, I have over ten pairs of shoes and I have a cat that I adore. But besides that I love science!
The reason I am starting this blog is because there are so many women who did great things in science and still girls rarely choose for a career in this direction. In this blog I will write about women who have invented something, women who have won the Nobel Prize, female engineers and astronauts and lots of other things. I will also write about my own experiences.
And I hope that someday you will encourage your daughters, your sisters, your friends and maybe even your mother to do something in science because there is no reason why they should not.